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Old 08-13-2015, 01:10 PM
 
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Hi there,

How do these areas rank in terms of good schools, quality of life and overall reputation? I understand this is completely subjective but I would really appreciate if someone could help me get a better understanding of the pros and cons of the below areas.

- New Rochelle
- Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
- Valhalla
- White Plains
- Yonkers
- Elmsford
- Greenburgh/Hartsdale
- Hawthorne/Thornwood
- Mt Vernon
- Port Chester
- Pocantico Hills


Thanks so much in advance!
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:03 PM
 
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Check out this link for a good overview of the various towns and statistics re: the schools.

Westchester New York Neighborhoods - restaurants, events, nightlife, bars, arts, weekend
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Old 08-13-2015, 02:16 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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Hi there,

How do these areas rank in terms of good schools, quality of life and overall reputation? I understand this is completely subjective but I would really appreciate if someone could help me get a better understanding of the pros and cons of the below areas.

- New Rochelle
- Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow
- Valhalla
- White Plains
- Yonkers
- Elmsford
- Greenburgh/Hartsdale
- Hawthorne/Thornwood
- Mt Vernon
- Port Chester
- Pocantico Hills

Thanks so much in advance!
This is a pretty good list of what are generally considered the least desirable Westchester communities. They're the cheapest, I guess that's the pro. But differentiating between Valhalla, Hawthorne/Thornwood and Elmsford seems like a rather dreary exercise. Similarly, few people would likely be interested in comparing respective school districts. What exactly is your purpose? And why these towns?
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:30 PM
 
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New Rochelle/Mt Vernon - most convenient to the city but also the most sketchy in certain parts.
Sleepy Hollow - best name
Valhalla - not a viking paradise, but not bad either, underrated?
White Plains - large, has its own city. Somehwat flat for Westchester, as the name would imply.
Pocantico Hills- not sure, was this a Disney movie?
Yonkers- its own city, or is it a suburb? A bit of an identity crisis.
Port Chester- pretty sure this one gets bad reviews from most, not sure if there is a port either.
Hawthornwood -this one blends in pretty well.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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New Rochelle/Mt Vernon - most convenient to the city but also the most sketchy in certain parts.
Sleepy Hollow - best name
Valhalla - not a viking paradise, but not bad either, underrated?
White Plains - large, has its own city. Somehwat flat for Westchester, as the name would imply.
Pocantico Hills- not sure, was this a Disney movie?
Yonkers- its own city, or is it a suburb? A bit of an identity crisis.
Port Chester- pretty sure this one gets bad reviews from most, not sure if there is a port either.
Hawthornwood -this one blends in pretty well.

And Just for the record, I picked a town where the horses are usually treated better than the people, so what do I know
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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This is a pretty good list of what are generally considered the least desirable Westchester communities. They're the cheapest, I guess that's the pro. But differentiating between Valhalla, Hawthorne/Thornwood and Elmsford seems like a rather dreary exercise. Similarly, few people would likely be interested in comparing respective school districts. What exactly is your purpose? And why these towns?
was just looking for the better areas on that list........... thanks.
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Old 08-13-2015, 04:59 PM
 
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Check out this link for a good overview of the various towns and statistics re: the schools.

Westchester New York Neighborhoods - restaurants, events, nightlife, bars, arts, weekend
Thanks!
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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Avoid -- Yonkers, Elmsford, Greenburgh/Hartsdale, Mt Vernon, Port Chester. Low performing schools.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:17 PM
 
Location: East Millcreek
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was just looking for the better areas on that list........... thanks.
Then why not just ask that? It's a poor construction. New Rochelle has beautiful areas and ghetto ares. Ditto Mt Vernon and Yonkers.
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Old 08-13-2015, 06:17 PM
 
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Avoid -- Yonkers, Elmsford, Greenburgh/Hartsdale, Mt Vernon, Port Chester. Low performing schools.
Thank you, very helpful!
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